"Sally Clark has an unusual trait: she immediately becomes a friend of all she meets. What is even more unusual is that 8 years later she is still the best friend and hard worker of all who seek her out."
Doug Thiel, President,
Cowen Park Neighborhood Association and Roosevelt Business Association
Thank you. Thank you to all the voters in the 2011 cycle. You make a difference.
I am honored to have your votes of confidence for another term working on your behalf. It’s a great honor to have this job.
I look forward to making real progress on moving more Seattleites into living wage jobs, ensuring that no one has to sleep on our streets, and that when we spend our tax dollars we do it with the greatest efficiency and impact.
I truly believe that local government can solve the problems we face as a city and chart a path forward that’s great for us, our neighborhoods and our future.
A couple of years ago a constituent e-mailed noting a San Francisco program saving low-income people from predatory lenders and check cashing fees. National studies show low-income people without checking accounts lose as much as $800 every year through fees and interest charged by non-bank lenders and check cashers. After reviewing the San Francisco model, I worked with former Mayor Greg Nickels to launch Bank On Seattle/King County. As of December 2010 approximately 40,000 Bank On accounts have been opened in Seattle and King County.